Sex and gender dimension in research: Mobility

Online training Sex and gender dimension in research: Mobility
  • 25 March 2021
  • 09:00-12:00 cet (Brussels time)
  • Bente Knoll
  • Emilia Rossi
Important information
  • This training focuses on the sex and gender dimension in the research field of Mobility.
Learning objectives
  • Provide an overview on sex and gender dimensions in research with a special focus on mobility issues
  • Help to understand the concepts of sex and gender and their relevance for research – focusing mobility related topics, such as landscape/urban planning, engineering and geography
  • Sensitize on the importance of including the sex and gender dimension into research projects and designing more gender sensitive projects
  • Provide practical strategies to implement a gender approach in mobility research
Who is it for?
  • Researchers at universities and private companies, focusing on mobility, landscape/urban planning, engineering, geography
  • Research team leaders
  • Research coordinators at RPOs and RFOs
  • Research officers / research advisors / people in charge of supporting research projects
  • People in charge of the valorisation /dissemination of research outputs
  • Officers at research and transfer support units at universities
Training materials


Group work activity

Excercise template

Plenary discussion template



Bente Knoll


Bente Knoll has a background and long-time experience in landscape, spatial and transport planning, mobility research, environmental sciences and engineering, sustainable development, gender equality as well as systemic communication and social media. In addition to her self-employed work, she has worked as a lecturer at various universities in Austria, such as the TUW (University of Technology, Vienna). She has various teaching assignments, holds basic and advanced lectures as well as seminars in Gender Studies and Engineering. In 2010, she published a basic textbook in this topic together with Brigitte Ratzer.

Emilia Rossi

Gender Specialist

Gender specialist with extensive experience in the international cooperation sector. Initially trained in Statistics and Economics, she later specialised in International Development and Social Anthropology. She has experience working as a researcher and a M&E specialist, as well as a trainer in most global regions. Her main areas of interest are (paid and unpaid) care work, gender policy analysis and gender budgeting, as well as women’s empowerment initiatives.